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NFPA 1021 Fire Officer | Level I


  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, and NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor I
  • Fire chief letter confirming candidate is a member of a Fire Department – a copy of letter must be uploaded/attached as part of the application process


FESTI’s blended NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Training is one of a kind and offers a new and exciting approach to fire training in Canada. It is recognized by the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC)

This course exceeds the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer I Professional Qualifications, 2020 edition. By completing all of the lessons, the student will be prepared for the Company Officer I certification process.

This course is designed to meet the requirements of senior firefighters who aspire to become company officers. Participants gain the ability and knowledge to perform the duties of a junior officer. The course is designed around classroom lectures, group interactive exercises, table exercises and practical fire ground evolutions

Required Text

This course is designed to be used with the IFSTA manual Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, Sixth Edition. Students should have their own copy of the manual to complete coursework and prepare for certification. 

A blended approach to comprehensive training

Our blended learning strategy incorporates a variety of training tools and aids to assist students in successfully completing the theoretical portion of the program. Learning comprehension is evaluated by completing activities, assignments and quizzes. These required elements ensure that the student understands the learning objectives of each module and is further validated by the use of end of module evaluations. Once all of the individual elements have been successfully completed the learner can proceed to the next program module.

This high level of individual attention creates an excellent developmental environment for the motivated firefighter to successfully complete all Office of the Fire Marshal’s (OFM) Provincial Exam requirements and earn not only their IFSAC, NFPA 1021 Level I certification, but the Institution of Fire Engineers Accreditations as well.

Program Modules include:

  • The Company Officer
  • Organizational Structure
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communiation
  • Administrative Functions
  • Occupational Safety, Health and Wellness
  • Company-Level Training
  • Building Construction, Fire Protection Systems and Fire Behaviour
  • Company-Level Inspections and Preincident Planning
  • Delivery of Emergency Services


We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Student Requirements

The program begins with self-directed learning with the support of a virtual instructor.

Students will attend a virtual instructor led kick off session lasting 60 minutes, in which the instructor will review program requirements and expectations.

Students will then spend the next 4 weeks completing the theoretical work and portfolio preparation.

All theoretical work must be completed prior to attending the 5-day in-class workshop and evaluations.


$1,334.52 plus HST

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